Thursday, December 1, 2016

Millionaires' Shortbread Bars


We had a work party today at lunchtime.  I was planning on being a little healthy.  I can't be too healthy at a work party.  My downfall was this incredible cake.


My supervisor brought it in.  I think he bought it at Wegmans.  I'm usually strongly apposed to cake purchased remade from a grocery store, but this cake was incredible.  It was sweet potato cake with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting.  The cake tasted very similar to a spicy pumpkin cake.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Gingerbread Pancakes with Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips


I just realized that my local library closes at 9pm Monday through Thursday.  I thought it closed at 6pm, which is about when I get back from work.


This knowledge is a game changer.  For months, I have planned my library visits on weekends or days I had off of work.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Prosciutto, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Gorgonzola Pizza


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I just returned back from spending Thanksgiving with my family.  My flight left at 7:30 this morning.  Unfortunately, my parents live two and a half hours away from the nearest airport.


They deserve an award for picking me up and taking me back to the airport every time I come for a visit.  I am going back home for Christmas, and my flight arrives at 10 at night Christmas Eve.  No one wants to spend five hours driving on Christmas Eve, but my parents have graciously agreed to do it.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Slow Cooker Hula Chicken


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  It is my second favorite holiday of the year.  For the last seven years, I have not gone home for Thanksgiving because it is so close to Christmas. 


This year I am home for the entire Thanksgiving week.  It has been wonderful.  Yesterday I went with family to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."  I enjoyed it.  I liked it more than the original Harry Potter movies.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cowboy Cookies


I am typing this from home.  I haven't gone home for Thanksgiving for seven years.  I have only been here for a couple of days, but it has been really enjoyable.  


I usually just come home for Christmas, but this year I am doing both.  It has been wonderful to see family and see how much my nieces and nephews have changed in less than a year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Broccoli Cheese Soup


It has been a weird week at work.  On Monday, I was so busy that I furiously worked all day and stayed late.  Today I leisurely worked on a couple of projects that I have had on the back burner for a while.  It's good to have variety.  If my job was always hectic, I would be stressed.


I am going home for Thanksgiving this year.  To avoid throwing away perishables, I haven't gone grocery shopping for a week.  


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Caramelized Apple and Sharp Cheddar Cheese Quesadillas


I started a knitting project last Thursday.  I have a tendency of doing things to extremes.  If I get into a TV show on Net-flicks, I binge until I finish all the seasons.  When I find a book I really enjoy, I finish it in a few days.


On Friday and Saturday, I probably knit between four to five hour each day.